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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D. A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. The audit says a handful of Indian Health Service hospitals, including the Fort Yates Hospital, failed to follow the agency’s protocols for dispensing and prescribing the drug. The Indian Health Service agreed with the more than a dozen recommendations and says changes are in the works. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:59 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. government hospitals put Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, failing to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs, according to a federal audit made public Monday. The report by the U.S. Department of...
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July 19, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Students in certain grades at Kansas public and private schools will be required to have two new vaccinations this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday that students entering kindergarten and first grade will need two doses of a hepatitis A vaccine. Students...
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July 18, 2019 - 8:54 am
Addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky warns California's homeless crisis is a public health emergency. Watch the latest video at
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with Moldova's Prime Minister Maia Sandu as part of a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
July 17, 2019 - 6:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved the plan Wednesday, noting the number of measles infections has risen significantly in recent years...
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NAMI Wichita
Ted Woodward
July 10, 2019 - 2:40 pm
This is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The Wichita affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is holding its annual event for Minority Mental Health Awareness. The event this year, themed "THREADS OF HOPE", is taking place Thursday evening at the Wichita State Univeristy...
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President Donald Trump kisses Hudson Nash, being held by father Andrew Nash, as Trump speaks about kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday revamping care for kidney disease so more people whose kidneys fail can have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis, and others don't get that sick in the first place. Trump said his order was aimed at "making...
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This June 18, 2019 photo provided by the Cleveland Clinic shows the newborn girl born from a woman who received the hospital's first uterus transplant. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth. (Stephen Travarca/Cleveland Clinic via AP)
July 09, 2019 - 11:47 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Clinic says it has delivered the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor. Uterine transplants have enabled more than a dozen women to give birth, usually with wombs donated from a living donor such as a friend or relative. In December,...
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July 06, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The national measles outbreak has not hit Kansas yet, but it has come close with cases reported in neighboring Oklahoma, Missouri and Colorado. Kansas health officials say they think a case in Kansas looks nearly inevitable given that more than 1,000 measles cases have been reported so far across...
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In this undated photo made available by Wade J. Fleming, Lynn Fleming is seen with her grandchildren Jonathan and Jensen Fleming. Fleming stumbled and cut her leg while walking in Coquina Beach, near Bradenton, Fla., with her feet in the water during a family visiting from Pittsburgh. Fleming was later diagnosed with flesh-eating disease and died days later. (Wade Fleming via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after she fell and scraped her leg while walking on a Florida beach, her family said Monday. Wade Fleming told The Associated Press that his mother Lynn Fleming, who retired to Florida's Gulf Coast,...
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June 26, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The Wichita Police Department took part in the Ride 4 Relief Motorcycle Tour, bringing awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that affects first responders and military personnel across the United States. This year, tour organizer Jeff Shepard will be stopping in 33 states to bring...
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